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Pallarenda

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0859
State/Region:
QLD Townsville
Post Code:

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 ( Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Cape Pallarenda (2) (0.8km) Cape Pallarenda (1) (1km) Shelly Creek (east) (1.3km) Rowes Bay (1.9km) Shelly Beach (2.4km)

Beach

Pallarenda Beach and Rowes Bay are essentially one long beach cut in the middle by Three Mile Creek. Both beaches are backed by a 1 to 2 km wide, low, coastal plain. Pallarenda Beach (859) is 2.5 km long, faces east and receives low waves usually less than 0.3 m. These maintain a low, 50 m wide high tide beach fronted by 100 to 200 m wide intertidal sand flats. The northern end of the beach lies in the Environmental Park and has a number of facilities and picnic areas. Just south of the park entrance is a concrete boat ramp and a swimming enclosure, backed by the small Pallarenda residential settlement. The Cape Pallarenda Road runs right behind the beach, providing good access for the entire length, with a grassy foreshore reserve between the road and the beach.

Swimming

The best spot is at Pallarenda, with the added safety of the stinger net during summer. All beaches can only be used at mid to high tide owing to the low tide flats.

Surfing

Usually none.

Fishing

Best at high tide near the creek mouths.

General

Pallarenda and Rowes Bay are two of Townsville’s more accessible and popular beaches, offering excellent access and plenty of space.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
200

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Parking Parking
  • Boat ramp Boat ramp
  • Pool Pool

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

If this information is inaccurate, please click on the contact us link and advise.

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
3
First Aids:
29
Preventative Actions:
410

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Pallarenda (Lifeguards)

Hazards

Service Providers

  • Pallarenda (Lifeguards)

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

WEATHER

Today 26° ENE/22.00 km/h

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TOWNSVILLE (3 km) issued at Tue 7 Jul 15:30

WATER

23

Issued at Tue, July 7 14:13

SWELL FORECAST

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  • ENE
    0.2 m
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    0.2 m
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    0.2 m
  • ENE
    0.3 m
  • ENE
    0.2 m

Townsville issued at Tue, July 7 04:40

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UV INDEX

7

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    00:47
    3.09m
  • Low
    08:18
    1.11m
  • High
    13:39
    2.38m
  • Low
    19:41
    1.31m
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Townsville issued at Tue, July 7 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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